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DURBAN VOLUNTEERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ENJOY FUN DAY

Taking “Time Out” as a team, to just relax and have fun is so important for the well-being of our Volunteers who are constantly encouraging and uplifting patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Reach for Recovery Durban held their ‘family fun day’ last week, and had an wonderful day together with family and friends, sharing a [...]

NEW TEAM MEMBERS FOR REACH FOR RECOVERY, DURBAN

The Regional office for Reach for Recovery Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) is based  in Durban, where the 2019 Volunteer Training Course was held recently. We had a large number of applications from breast cancer survivors who were keen to join our Reach for Recovery family. Twenty were selected, and we spent a wonderful three days together. [...]

KNITTED GIFTS OF LOVE

On Friday 26 April the very talented ladies of Tokai Knitting Club donated lovely knitted articles to Reach for Recovery, Peninsula.  The ladies meet every Friday and knit articles from donated or sponsored wool. The little bags are used to protect temporary breast prostheses (softies) when not used - and our patients just love them! [...]

RFR MEMBERS ATTEND 6th WE CAN AFRICA SUMMIT IN JOHANNESBURG

On 15 and 16 March 2019, 8 representatives from Reach for Recovery attended the 6h Annual WE CAN Africa Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy Summit in Johannesburg. Women's Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN) is an advocate organization for breast and other women’s cancers around the world. We were exposed to exciting presentations and robust [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY RECEIVES FUNDING FROM LOTTO

Reach for Recovery is very grateful to have been granted an amount of R338,268 from the National Lotteries Commission! The funds will be used to continue delivering practical and emotional support services to breast cancer patients and their families. Reach for Recovery’s volunteers support more than 5000 breast cancer patients per year. Although this service is [...]

LACE UP FOR CANCER

This year's Lace up for Cancer that took place on Sunday, 24 February in Cape Town is reported to be one of the biggest in the history of the event! The annual event includes a 5km or 10km walk in support of those who have lost their loved ones or fought against cancer. The organizations were extremely [...]

BREAST HEALTH EDUCATION AT BELL EQUIPMENT

Shirley Gottschick, Chairperson of RFR Johannesburg was invited to address ladies working at Bell Equipment on breast cancer. Shirley shared with the group how important early detection for breast cancer is to ensure successful treatment and a full recovery.  The ladies were also informed of the services that REACH for Recovery provides to breast cancer patients and [...]

PLAYING FOR PINK DONATES R150,000 TO REACH FOR RECOVERY

Reach for Recovery is grateful to have received a wonderful donation of R150,000 from the Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo event hero in October 2018 for the fourth consecutive year. This event does not only generate much needed money to benefit many people and impoverished women enabling them to feel confident again after having experienced [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY’S DITTO PROJECT RECEIVES HUGE DONATION FROM THE POWER OF PINK CAMPAIGN

Since 2011 the South African Mushroom Farmers Association, Pick n Pay and Mpact have donated huge amounts of money towards REACH for Recovery's Ditto Project - a project that aims to provide indigent women with a silicone prosthesis after a mastectomy. This year the donation is the biggest amount ever - R606,850 !! Every person who purchased [...]

REACH FOR RECOVERY CELEBRATES WORLD CANCER DAY AT TYGERBERG HOSPITAL

World cancer day was celebrated at Tygerberg Breast Clinic with an Open day function organized by Dr. Jenny Edge. The idea was to introduce all the role-players to the staff of Tygerberg Hospital and the role each organization had in the successful functioning of the breast clinic. Attending the function were Volunteers from Reach for [...]